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Hard Chrome upgrade Q?

Discussion in 'Kel-Tec Talk' started by Rusty Shackleford, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford mmhmm

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    Does anyone know when Kel-Tec tripled the cost of upgrading a slide to HC?

    I had been unaware that you could even do this, but came across many posts saying that it cost $25.

    Just got an email back from Kel-Tec saying it's $75 now and that's enough difference that I'm not likely to bother with it.
     
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  3. Wilson 17&26

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    Prior to the introduction of the Second Generation P-3AT, Kel-Tec would swap slide & barrel for Hard Chrome plus pay shipping back to the customer for $20. It was a real money loser for the company, so I took advantage of it many times :cool:

    IIRC it was in 2005.
     
  4. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford mmhmm

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    Thanks guys :supergrin:

    I'm looking into the nickel plating so i can keep the slide (since it is flawless function-wise) and also waiting to hear back from KT about how much a HC slide would cost if purchased as parts.
     
  5. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford mmhmm

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    For what it's worth, I contacted KT about their pricing..

    The price of the HC slide itself is $90 outright

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    $75 + a like-new slide

    I wonder which they prefer =)
     
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    Wilson 17&26

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    I’d bet they would prefer $90 to $75, as its more money in their pocket. Kel-Tec will throw your old slide in the steel recycle bin rather than having it chromed. Kel-Tec will not sell used parts based on what I was told (liability thing) so you should get a new slide either way. As for the price difference, Kel-Tec may be interested in keeping spare parts off the market or simply helping off set your cost of shipping your slide back to their recycle bin.
     
  7. Doc Holliday

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    For $30 + return shipping, do yourself a huge favor and send it to Jack Fuselier in Texas, I did and I love it:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford mmhmm

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    Thank you, Doc! (seeing these same pics over at KTOG actually prompted me to send mine off to Jack)

    I took your advise, and my P3AT slide arrived back yesterday. He does very nice work!

    My P32 slide was already in a PO box on its way to Jack before I went to bed last night.. :cool:

    Heck of a deal to get "rust insurance" on two slides for less than the cost of the HC swap and I really like the feel of the slide now too if that makes any sense. I ran one mag through it just to make sure everything was reassembled well and functioning, and was amazed at how easily the fouling wiped off.
     
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  9. Doc Holliday

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    Glad you like it! It's sure cheaper to just buy the blued model and send it off to Jack, than to spend the extra $$$ and search FOREVER for a Factory Hard Chrome P32.

    Don't know if it has anything to do with the nickel plating, but it feels like the slide serrations 'bite' quite a bit more and allow me a better grip while racking the slide.

    I haven't shot mine yet, but plan on getting up to the range in the next couple of days to do a proper break-in.